Tara in her forever home

  • Adopted: 06-03-08
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 4 yrs
  • Size: 68 lbs
  • Color: Tricolor
  • Cats: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: N/A

TARA is a 4 year old spayed female that has touched the hearts of everyone she has met along her continuing journey to her forever home.  Picked up as a stray in the Midwest, Tara was placed in a shelter where she was found by ACES and placed in foster care.  Tara is well behaved and loving, suggesting that she was well cared for at some point in her past.

Upon arrival in our home, Tara immediately settled in with her foster sister as if they had been friends for life.  Extremely happy in the fenced yard, she quietly patrols the various hiding spots for birds and other critters and runs into the house when called.  She loves to go for leashed walks in the woods, especially when other dogs are around to keep her entertained.  I have been working on her leash manners, and Tara is doing better and is beginning to respond to basic commands.  Tara will always detour to jump in puddles; she hasn't met a puddle yet that she does not love! 

Tara came to ACES with some extra baggage...she initially weighed 80 lbs.  With proper diet, she is now on the road back to her girlish figure.  She has lost 12 pounds and now weighs 68 lbs. thanks to her diet and exercise plan!  Tara has great dining manners, waiting her turn for rewards or meals, and although she is clearly familiar with people food, she responds well when told "no begging."

Tara has been a perfect guest in my house.  She has full access to the house during the day and sleeps on the floor by my bed at night.  She does not chew, does not climb on the furniture, stands still to be dried off and will climb into the bathtub to be washed. She has no interest in chasing cats, loves to ride in the car, and perks up around children.

If you are looking for a loving and gentle addition to your family, or perhaps you want someone just for yourself, then Tara may be just the girl for you! 


Tara was adopted in June 2008.  Her forever family sent an update saying in February 2014 saying "Tara is doing well, although she is certainly not happy with all the snow and ice this winter!  Here is a photo of Tara in her new (memory foam) dog bed.  Thanks so much -- we are so happy to have her in our lives!"


Tara sends a special thank you to her friend, Pam Miller, who hopes that Tara finds her forever home very soon.